With the economy, do you find yourself cutting back at your LQS?
It is such a trickle down effect. If we cut back, the shops have a hard time. We might loose them. But if we keep shopping we might be saving our local shops, but have to deal with our mates, in these trying times.
I have to figure out how to 'support' my LQS, without going into debt. :lol:
My feelings is that I would rather have a local shop that I can go to, take classes and just have the full support system. On-line 'stores' don't offer as much, IMHO Yea, you can get some fabric 'cheaper' (sometimes), but I'm a feeler. I want to know what I'm getting and I want it now.
DH and I have our own local (automotive) business and we are feeling some of the economy woes. We really, really believe in 'support your local business'. When the local/little guys are gone... then all we are left with are the big box stores. We all know that they don't always have what we want or that their PR has something to be desired.
I better get off my soap box